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“Authentic and Delicious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Hacienda

La Hacienda
7575 East Princess Drive, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 (North Scottsdale)
+1 480-585-4848
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Ranked #82 of 1,067 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: North Scottsdale
Cross street: Scottsdale Rd. and Princess Dr.
Description: Uncover Scottsdale's top rated Mexican restaurant experience at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval, and indulge in a delectable paradise of fresh, Modern Mexican cuisine. Richard Sandoval brings the vibrant flavors and ingredients of Mexico into the culinary spotlight, combining the bold taste of classic Mexican cuisine with timeless European cooking techniques. This lighter, ingredient-driven approach showcases a bold new taste for La Hacienda, which offers guests an upscale, sophisticated dining atmosphere for the modern day, while still cherishing the traditions of the past. This much-loved Scottsdale Mexican dining spot has re-opened to bring guests a refreshing new take on authentic Southwestern dining in the heart of Scottsdale. Come see what we mean by "Old Ways, New Hands" as you savor classic Mexican recipes in enticing new ways, featuring fresh, indigenous ingredients, lighter dishes and unexpected pairings of traditional foods. Dine amid warm, Spanish architecture, wood-beamed ceilings, flagstone and beehive fireplaces, all accented by modern urban touches, new upholstery, lighting fixtures and a brand new main entrance showcasing the new tequila bar. Guests may enjoy light table fare in the entry patio with its four fire pits, or reserve the private patio or interior semi-private rooms for special occasions.
Gilbert, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Authentic and Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My sister and I had sangria, chips & salsa and an "appetizer" meal. All were delicious. Our waiter explained to us what everthing was, and how it was prepared...which is different than traditional mexican. This is much more authentic, and he would explain how his family made all their meals. Great service, great food.

Visited September 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great place to eat on the Princess property!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Wonderful drinks and Mexican food! Chips and salsa were great!
Chicken enchiladas were the bomb! will definitely go back for more!

Visited September 2013
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Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Tequila Flights!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Liked the tequila varieties, liked the atmosphere, good menu options - the guacamole tableside was the best!

Visited July 2013
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I dined at this restaurant in the past and had good experiences. This time we were very disappointed. We started with chips and guacamole. The guacamole was mixed table side. Both were very good. My wife ordered the tortilla soup and said it tasted like a bowl of enchilada sauce with a few drizzles is sour cream. I thought she was kidding but when she gave me a taste, she was right!! Yuck! Her heirloom/watermelon salad was just "OK". The tomatoes were not ripe. I ordered the Shrimp Fajitas. The 5 or 6 shrimp served over a bed of onions with one or two slices of bell peppers was tasty but over cooked. Definitely a "miss". The 2 flour tortillas served with it were undercooked and tasted like flour and water, like uncooked dough! Another Yuck! My adult daughter ordered the chicken salad. It was tasty but the chicken was dry and overcooked. We didn't bother with dessert!

Visited August 2013
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San Diego
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17 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Pretty good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Overpriced and the food was average. The churros are very good. I was not impressed with the quality for the price spent.

Visited August 2013
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